for Love Twelve Miles Long by Glenda Armand and Colin Bootman
Set in the 1820s, this is the touching story of a slave who is separated from her son and walks 12 miles every night to see him. Beautifully illustrated and with lyrical text, Twelve Miles Long is a heart-warming story of the loving bond between mother and son. Frederick cannot understand why he can't live with his mother who is a slave on another plantation. But during her nighttime visits she reminds him what each mile of her journey is for: remembering, listening, praying, singing and finally, love.
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